Monday, April 28, 2014
Mixed Traffic-April 2014
Some excellent colour photographs of our chosen scale are displayed of models and layouts from various members.Included are a couple of inspirations worth modelling by editor John Sutton and Bob Brown.
Getting to the worded content, in no particular order are articles from Tony Seal on the modification of the Eric Bruton memorial kit of an LMS Brake Van to a design mooted by the RCH in 1947.
Nigel Cullimore adapts three kits to build a GWR 2-8-0tank whilst Trevor LLoyd-Lee builds some stub turnouts.
Dave Hancock describes some useful items bought to furnish a beginners toolbox- helpfully advising on the suppliers details.This is something often omitted from articles that their inclusion would be of enormous help.
Paul Hopkins describes his layout, Modbury Torr, adapted from a 40th anniversary challenge. Sourced mainly from available items not necessarily 3mm in origin.
A thought provoking lesson on signalling is discussed by Ted
Boocock tries to make sure that our layouts have correct positioning of signals and that operation is prototypical.
The photo archive of Eric Bruton provides a rare view of Fell Diesel 10100 in revenue earning service and a studied view of 2P 40658 at Llandudno.
Loco Chassis Construction gives an insight into a proposed jig by Graham Shirley. He describes the pitfalls experienced and welcomes constuctive advice to the feasibilty of commercial viability.
Several items are described in 'Whats New' with a Blastpipe letter provoking discussion.
Add to this an encouraging couple of pages of adverts for new products and the latest issue is well up to the expected standard.
There is more thought provoking discussion contained within the accompanying Newsletter